Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I picked this one up on a whim.It was diffrent.Nice head.Light aroma with little to offer the taste was even weaker.I'm sure glad i only get these whim's once in awhile.the sad thing is that i have 5 more of brews to polish off.Anyone up for a trade J/K
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks great in the glass with a nice puffy head. Tastes bitter and not at all wheaty. Like an amber/pale ale more than a wheat. Keep on trying, guys.
weisinator (67) - USA - MAY 9, 2003
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I swear some Michelob products are part of a conspiracy to keep AB customers away from good beers but keep them coming back for the profitable mega-swill. Hear me out: Joe Six-Pack decides he wants variety this week, so he pokes around the "other side" of the beer aisle at his local supermarket. He doesn't know anything about these beers, it's all "wierd beer" that he's not experienced. Hey! Michelob is by Anheuser-Busch, we'll try this "wierd beer". He has one with dinner, pours it into a glass and sees the orange body and full head (which dies after the first sip), this might be what's missing! "Yeah, it tastes different, but it's watery like my old standby. If this is what the rest of those 'wierd beers' taste like, then I'm sticking with my regular 6-pack."
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Were is the Hefe? It's a cloudy yellow color but that's about it in the hefe range. Tasted like a beer.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A cloudy golden ale with a big white head, which actually does look like a hefe. Not much nose, and a smallish taste ... it really is the Bud of hefe wheat beers. Taste of wheat, yeast, and hops. A Bud product that I could drink in a pinch.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy yellow orange with decent head at first; though, its head dies entirely. Slight banana hint in the nose/aroma. Smooth and light on the palate. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Dryish finish. Not too bad (no big off-flavors to complain about), but this beer has no personality or charisma; not enough ooomph. One-dimensional with flat flavors. This beer's problem (from a marketing standpoint) is that it's too good for your typical macro drinker, and too crappy for your typical beer geek.
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Michelob’s Hefeweizen is an exceptionally deceptive beer whose great appearance, huge frothy head and striking clouded, golden rod color is hugely deceiving. This one is sadly all looks with little else to deliver.
A member of the Budweiser family (Anheuser-Busch) this brew is, at the moment, the best tasting of the premium Michelob brand, but it really doesn’t live up to its potential (or selling). While its appearance is up their with some of the great German Heffeweizen’s, its somewhat skunky aroma and flat, boring taste is a sad result.
Interestingly, I’ve seen this one included on many well know beer writer’s lists as an exceptional beer, but I beg to differ. It doesn’t have much of the traditional aroma or flavor characteristics that one would expect. Worst of all, the salvagable flavors one can harness from this brew are only brought to the surface when you dunk a slab of fresh lemon into the mug. UGH. Not something I’d recommend one doing with a good Hefeweizer, but in this case, (and with other North American Hefeweizen’s) this beer gets its passing grade when paired with the right cut of lemon.
A little disappointing, however, if you’re looking for a cheap beer, I’ve found this and other Michelob specialties (Honey Lager and Amber Bock) regularly on grocery store shelves for less than $5 a six pack.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My friend and I did not think it was a german wheat, but thought it was better than amber bock. Not a bad beer, just not a hefe.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
It is not my thing. AB trying to be a microbrew. Tasted like a plain Michelob with a touch of wheat. At least it was unfiltered. I would never try it again...I’d rather drink water and that means alot from a beer drinker.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2004 What a surprise! I don't usually like A-B products and I am usually not crazy about wheat beers, but this was good. Nice wheat/hop flavor. I can't believe this one got so many low scores... maybe because of prejudice against A-B?